Travel Hints & Tips
November 2016 | Insider’s Guide
Croydon is working hard to change its image. And what a success it is making of it. The pride found in the area is noticeable when walking around.
The Notting Hill Carnival has become a London institution. Over the August Bank Holiday (this year the 28th and 29th August) the streets of Notting Hill, West London burst into colour
Summer is a time for scuttling off to find a new adventure in some faraway land. Whilst many will head for the pearly beaches and bright lights of the Mediterranean, others might favour a city break. Cue Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ second city with a buzzing summer events calendar that can be juiced to the max without breaking the bank. Over the centuries the city has spawned humanist philosophers, radical designers and avant garde architecture as well as boasting a neighbourhood that’s literally synonymous with Cool.
Steeped in history, with river views and castles galore, Prague is picturesque, prestigious and popular with touring party crews. The ubiquitous drinking team hoodies peppered around Student Unions across Europe could leave you to believe that cheap beer is the city’s selling point, and whilst no one’s complaining about prices there’s a world of nightlife to explore throughout the Czech capital. Whether it’s dive bars, mega clubs or underground caverns you’re after, the city offers a kaleidoscope of amusements to fuel an unforgettable weekend trip.
London oozes cool. Its people are some of the world’s best dressed and the city’s famous unfriendliness is just part of its image. The streets of the British capital are a kind of catwalk - where people spell out their identity. It is a place where you can be truly eccentric; wear whatever you want without batting an eyelid.
Announcing your plans for a weekend in Amsterdam is often met with knowing looks and sniggers from friends. True, the Dutch capital has an international reputation for mayhem and mischief, but behind the notorious image is an understated and beautiful city that’s home to some world-class nightlife.